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Sixty years ago today There is something very wrong with this picture. Yes, this specific picture. The one you see here on this page. Not to mention the one that greets me every day when I stagger down the hall … Continue reading

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RIP George Thomas Cherryhomes “Faithfull and forgiving but duty came first.” Those are the words on the tombstone of George Thomas Cherryhomes at Oak Grove Cemetery in Graham, Young County, Texas. He was born, the engraving says, on 8 November … Continue reading

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The 1940 registration The Legal Genealogist is up to her eyeballs in the frenzy of the last day of the combined FGS2015-RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City. But it’s Saturday… a day for my family here on the blog… and … Continue reading

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Memories of Ma Bell These days, it seems, there is nowhere you can go and be free from its demands. Nowhere that it won’t insist on your attention. Nowhere that it won’t interrupt anything else you might have had planned. … Continue reading

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Bitter realities Six times. Six times in fifteen years. On the 28th of January 1892. On the 22nd of August 1893. On the 5th of March 1896. On the 26th of February 1898. On the 12th of December 1904. And, … Continue reading

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The anniversary questions The Legal Genealogist surely wasn’t surprised that they got divorced. My parents — who married 67 years ago today — were as different as chalk and cheese. He was formal German immigrant. She was folksy U.S. southern … Continue reading

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One we lost Name: Willie, perhaps Wilhemina, but more likely just plain Willie. Born: 11 January 1895, most likely Provo, Utah. Died: most likely, March 1896. Buried: most likely, March 1896, City Cemetery, Provo Utah. Not much to tell the … Continue reading

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The January wedding It would have been cold there in those mountains, that January day, so long ago. Western North Carolina, tight up against the Tennessee border, is starkly beautiful in the winter. What was then Yancey and is now … Continue reading

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Christmas fairness Children, the psychologists will tell us, are egocentric. Self-focused. Even selfish. Always thinking “I” rather than “we.” But whether the psychologists are right or wrong, there’s one thing The Legal Genealogist is sure of: whenever there’s a group … Continue reading

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Now there is one It really hurt, that Christmas, when it hit home, forcefully, that I could not send flowers to my mother. I had sent them for years at Christmas time, something to brighten up the house. But that … Continue reading

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